Plenty of us love going shopping, whether it is to window shop or to get something in particular. We go in all weathers and for all kinds of things, and shop for anything from half-an-hour to all day.
While most of us will return home with nothing more than our purchases, some will come home with injuries of some kind. This is rare but it can happen, and it can potentially occur through slipping on a wet shop floor.
Wet floors can be dangerous in some circumstances. This is particularly the case if the floor is lino or a similar material that can become slippery when wet. Accidents may have the potential to occur if someone has spilled something on the floor and it has not been cleaned up.
There should at least be warning signs in place to alert people to the spillage, but if they are not present the spillage will be a definite hazard.
Injuries incurred while slipping on a wet shop floor
This could also happen if it has been raining and customers are treading in water on their shoes as they enter the shop. There should be measures in place to ensure as much of the water as possible is mopped up regularly so there is no danger of any accidents happening.
Injuries might vary depending on where someone falls. For example if there are a few steps leading down into the store, these could be potentially slippery. As such there could be the potential to fall on or down those steps and incur a nasty injury as a result. Slips, trips, and falls can always incur broken bones or the potential for other injuries to occur such as cuts and bruises.
How should you proceed?
If you have slipped and injured yourself in this way it might be an idea to get medical attention to begin with.
This will help determine the nature of your injuries so you can find out how serious they are. You can then think about the possibility of who was to blame for the incident.
This is something we can help you with. If you call the team at Accident Advice Helpline, you can find out whether you have a good chance to make a compensation claim.
Call us on: 0800 689 0500 today – the call is totally free as well.
Date Published: August 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen